Effingham County High School graduate Christa Bullard of Rincon is attending the University of North Georgia this fall on a full Georgia Military Scholarship.
Each year, UNG offers 42 full scholarships for students to attend the university. The Military Scholarship Program enables gifted high school seniors to pursue bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Georgia and to commission as second lieutenants in the Georgia Army National Guard after graduation.
The scholarships pay for tuition, books, fees, room and board, and provide monthly pay and stipends for those serving as enlisted members of the Georgia Army National Guard while full-time students at UNG. The state-funded scholarship is worth approximately $70,000 over four years.
Bullard earned the scholarship as a senior at ECHS and is now enrolled at UNG. Applicants for the scholarship must be legal residents of Georgia, have a 3.0 cumulative high school grade-point average, be accepted for admission in a “regular admit” status and meet the physical and health standards for serving in the Guard.
Recipients agree to repay the scholarship after receiving their bachelor’s degrees by serving part-time in the Georgia Army National Guard as commissioned second lieutenants for at least four years after graduation.
UNG is one of only six senior military colleges in the country.